The Talon

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Back to Article
Back to Article

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

No matter what age you are, spending cash doesn’t come easily, especially if you’re on a strict budget. Whether you’re looking for a date night idea or a place you can meet up with friends, here are ten inexpensive activities to spend a day doing.



Carmike Theater, 15630 Cedar Ave S, Apple Valley, MN

See a Movie:

Carmike Theater has deals on Tuesdays and during matinee hours from 4:00-5:30. Movie tickets during Tuesday are only $1, along with any snacks to go along with it–a perfect date plan for a strict budget. The matinees offer $5 tickets if bought between 4:00-5:30.




Ice Skating:

When in need of ice time or a desire to slide on ice, the Burnsville Ice Center is open every day of the week (except Saturday) and allows anyone to skate publicly for $5 for admission. It’s another $5 for rental skates.

Inside the Burnsville Ice Arena

Burnsville Ice Arena, 251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville

Attend a School Sporting Event:

Apple Valley Students during the Senior Night Football Game

Nothing says school spirit more than supporting your fellow students as they pit themselves against other schools in contests of speed, strength, and cunning.  New policies allow students to attend home competitions for free if they carry a student I.D. (with the exception of hockey and football games). A ticket to attend a football game is $7 if you are 18 and under, and a ticket for a hockey game is $5.

Students of Apple Valley performing in a fall musical production

Attend a School Theatre Production:

Large, noisy crowds not your style? Many high schools create elaborate shows of theatre classics such as Romeo and Juliet or Fiddler on the Roof. Support the artistic and emotional  side of classmates as they perform in fall and spring productions. The shows are always different but the excellence remains the same. Shows for students cost $5.



Bowling lanes of Apple Place Bowl


An iconic classic for a friendly gathering or date night. Even better is that Apple Place Bowl provides the opportunity to play a game for only $3 during the week and $4 on Saturday and Sunday. A single game can host up to 6 players and can last for over an hour.



Grand Slam is a host of many activities including Mini Golf, located on 12425 River Ridge Blvd, Burnsville

Mini Golfing:

Round up a group of friends and get ready to “bogey down” and go putting. Grand Slam offers a mini golf course at a charge of $4.95 for a ball and club. Golf Zone offers multiple mini golf courses with a charge of $6.95 for one ball and club.





Go Out to Eat:

The Dairy Queen located on 7720 149th St W, Apple Valley, MN

Feeling hungry? Fast food joints have quickly prepared meals for cheap prices. Not always the healthiest option, but when in a rush, a quick bite to eat at a drive through can mean all the difference between being on time for a school and being late.





Shop for Clothes:

Savers is a common thrift store to find great sales on many different kinds of apparel

Big name brands like Michael Kors and Lululemon sell clothing for prices that easily push past $100. That’s far more than a typical teenager–and even an adult–is willing to spend on a t-shirt or shorts. Good thing stores such as Savers exist to ensure that your wallet stays full when they offer deals on clothing averaging $10. Whether you shop for the fun of buying clothes, or are actually in need of new outfits, making a trip to a thrift store will save you money.




The Half Price Books located at Apple Valley Square, 7600 150th St W, Apple Valley, MN

Browse a Bookstore:

The world is getting tech-savvy, but in the shadows of technology, books remain powerful works of human genius. They can tell great tales born from wild imaginations or they can inform us of the past. Books, like the Internet, are endless sources of information…as long as you look in the right place. The best part is, books are drastically cheaper, and a paperback copy can run at $10 or less at stores such as Half Price Books.



Spend a Day at the MIA

This one is completely free and has loads of options to explore. The Minneapolis Institute of Art is open everyday besides Mondays, and there is no cost for entry. The times for each day can be found on their website. While it’s free to go in and see the art, there’s also a gift shop, a café, and a restaurant. If you’re a member, you get 20% off purchases from the gift shop and café. And if you’re 18 and under, the special exhibits are free—the one right now is Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation. In addition to the art is the museum library. It’s located in the Target Wing across the courtyard and its times can be located on the same website. Special events take place weekly at the

The Minneapolis Institute of Art on 2400 3rd Ave S,

MIA and you can keep track of them on their calendar.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
1 Comment

One Response to “Top Ten Ways to Spend $10”

  1. Mr. Dodge on January 3rd, 2017 4:12 pm

    Very impressive list! Thanks for the great ideas, will certainly share with others.

The Talon believes the comments section can be used to foster thoughtful, healthy discussion. As such, all responses should be respectful and constructive; no anonymous posts will be accepted. Our comments are managed by our staff advisor, and any posts found to be inappropriate or disrespectful will immediately be removed. Please direct any further questions to Leia Dolphy at [email protected]

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

Navigate Left
  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    Dare to Try

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Only 3 more showings of BROADWAY- WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    AVHS One Act Play Silent Sky Wins at State MSHSL Competition

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Porgs, Puffins, and Droids: What You Missed in “The Last Jedi”

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Last Minute Gifts

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    ’Ad Enough?

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    What’s New at The Walker?

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    This is EP-ic

  • Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

    Arts & Entertainment

    Pop Culture Politics

Navigate Right
The student news site of Apple Valley High School
Top Ten Ways to Spend $10